This is a new study that will once again make noise in the small world of vaping. Indeed, a team of international researchers has been interested in the possibility of the spread of Covid-19 by the expired discharges of vapers. The estimate would announce an increased transmission of the virus by vapers.
In a new study relayed by the Daily Mail, teams of researchers from Mexico, Italy and New Zealand were interested in the possibility of the spread of Covid-19 by expired discharges from vapers. According to the findings of their survey, pre-published on MedRxiv and not yet reviewed or validated by peers, experts believe that electronic cigarette users have 17% more chance of spreading the virus than others.
In their study, the scientists modeled the amount of virus that can be carried by clouds of “low intensity” and “high intensity” vaping. Result: low intensity puffs from infected individuals would result in "Tiny risk of additional contagion", estimated at 1%.
To high intensity puffs, things are different: the risk of the virus spreading would then increase by 5 to 17%. To determine the difference in risk of transmission between different types of breath, the researchers took into account the volume of air and droplets in each breath, the distance the air could travel, and the possible viral load.
But the increased risk would remain much lower than talking or coughing next to someone: according to the researchers' model, speech would increase the spread by 40 to 80%, when the cough would triple the risk (increase of 260%).